Latest News Archive June 2016

Melanesia Codeshare to Commence in July

Effective 01 July 2016, some of Melanesia's National Carriers; Solomon Airlines, Air Niugini and Air Vanuatu will commence operation of a long awaited codeshare service linking all three destinations.
RAMSI is set to withdraw from Solomon Islands in 2017 after a 14-year engagement through which the other Pacific Islands Forum Member States led by Australia

Dialogue Begins on Post-RAMSI

Dialogue have commenced on the design of a new development assistance programme to succeed Australia’s development assistance programme to Solomon Islands through the Regional Assistance Mission in the post-RAMSI era.

Man Dies in Police Custody

Several police investigations are underway in Solomon Islands after a young man died in police custody over the weekend.

Lawyers Play Crucial Role in Federal Constitution Review

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has stated that the country’s legal professionals have a ‘crucial part to play’ in ensuring that the proposed Federal Constitution emanates from and is owned by Solomon Islanders.
"What we found was that Fiji was way ahead in preserving its traditional dances and arts because of the continued performances," says Vou coordinator, Mrs. Sachiko Soro.

VOU Puts Fiji on Dance Map

The Fijian Contemporary Dance Group, Vou, have been putting Fiji on the Dance map and rightfully so, this island nation is becoming a strong player in contemporary dance.
Minister for Development Planning and Aid Coordination, Hon Philip, left, and the EU Ambassador to Solomon Islands HE Tezapsidis sign the SBD$90-Million financing agreement.

European Union Donates for Rural Development

The Solomon Islands Government (SIG) and the European Union (EU) have signed a Financing Agreement, which will add 10 million Euro (about SBD 90 million)to the Rural Development Phase II Programme (RDP II).